Month: February 2018

Engineer visit in Senior Infants

As part of Engineer’s Week 2018, Senior Infants were very lucky to get a visit from Gerry the Engineer. The children interviewed Gerry about what it was like to be an Engineer and what was his favourite thing about being an engineer.

Gerry very kindly answered all the children’s questions. They learned a lot of interesting things about the work of an engineer,  designing, making and improving his inventions.

Gerry brought his Robot Max with him to show the children and explained how Max was powered by a battery and circuits. Max’s eyes were actually two sensors and his arm was ran by a motor. The children had great fun with Max and Gerry.

The children got up and out of their seats to do the Robot dance.

The children then planned and designed their very own Robot.

Abbvie Science Experiment

On Wednesday, 2nd and 3rd class were busy finding out what a scientist does. We worked in groups to conduct a materials experiment. Children had to think and work like a scientist to identify the mystery material in the science discovery box.  Children worked together to predict the result. We had so much fun trying to figure it out!

Some of us got the chance to dress like a scientist working in a laboratory!


Pancake Tuesday in Senior Infants

We had great fun in Senior Infants this morning!

We listened to the Story of the Runaway Pancake.

We sang the Pancake Party song.

We discussed how we make pancakes using flour, eggs and milk. Mix the ingredients all up in a bowl and pour the mixture on the frying pan. We talked about how important it was to cook them with an adult.

The children then went to the kitchen where Miss Quigley and Miss Gallagher heated up the pancakes. The children got to decorate their pancakes with Nutella, strawberries, bananas, grapes, honey, cream, lemon and/or golden syrup.

The children really enjoyed getting to decorate their pancakes!

Traffic News for February 12th

Next week, starting on Monday the 12th of February, Sligo County Council will start resurfacing Ash Lane. Ash Lane will only have one-way traffic while the road works are in progress. The traffic on Clarion Road is expected  to increase for the next 4 weeks as a result. Therefore we can expect delays in getting to and from St Edward’s NS.

Keep road safety in mind during traffic changes

Fashion Show as Gaeilge

Brigid brings the spring

Last Thursday and Friday, 1st Class learned all about St. Brigid, her cloak, and the way she wove a cross. The children created lovely, colourful cloaks after hearing the story of how Brigid got land from the king so that she could build a church. Afterwards, the children got a chance to make their own St. Brigid’s crosses from rushes. Everyone was delighted to have a cross to bring home that day.

Lyrical Dancing Champion

Congratulations to Mirolla in second class on winning this wonderful trophy and medal for the u-8 lyrical dancing competition at the weekend. A fantastic achievement!

Well done Mirolla.

St Brigid’s Day Cloaks and Crosses

St. Brigid’s Day is celebrated on the 1st of February and marks the beginning of Spring.

Today the children made St. Brigid’s Day Crosses.

The children learned how to make two different types of crosses. The traditional cross and the Sligo Cross.

Earlier in the week the children listened to the story of St. Brigid’s Cloak and made collages of St. Brigid and her cloak.  During Aistear the children made crosses using pipe cleaners and paper.

St. Brigid’s Cloak and Cross

If you would like to make a cross at home please click on the link below to see the video:







St. Brigid’s Day in Room 4

February 1st is the feast day of St. Brigid. She is remembered for her great charity and kindness.

Today we marked St. Brigid’s Day in Room 4 by making St. Brigid’s Day crosses.
We used fresh green rushes to make the crosses. People make crosses and hang them in their home to protect their homes from evil spirits.

Have a look at how we got on!

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